Rapid City appraiser earns highest professional status
August 14, 2008
Loy Matthes of Matthes Land Company, Rapid City, SD, has been awarded the Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA).
Matthes earned his ARA designation by meeting stringent requirements in experience and education, in addition to passing rigorous oral and written examinations and abiding by the American Society’s Code of Ethics. He joins a select 40 percent of the ASFMRA membership who have received and currently maintain through continuing education, the accredited status.
“We are please with Matthes’ commitment of professional excellence and his dedication to providing superior rural appraisal services,” says Steve Runyan, ARA, the American Society’s national president from California. “By receiving this designation, clients, associates and other individuals in the industry can more easily recognize Matthes’ personal investment in his career and a dedication to maintaining an exceptional degree of knowledge and skill.”
Accredited Rural Appraisers understand the changing face of the appraisal industry and can ensure that an appraisal is in compliance with regulations and requirements. They possess additional expertise exceeding nearly all state certification and licensing requirements. In addition, an Accredited Rural Appraiser is connected to a national network of professional resource information.